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Neil Plakcy is the author of the Mahu mystery series, about openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka. They are: Mahu, Mahu Surfer, Mahu Fire, Mahu Vice, Mahu Men, and Mahu Blood (2011).
He also writes the Have Body, Will Guard adventure romance series, Three Wrong Turns in the Desert, Dancing with the Tide and Teach Me Tonight (2011).
His other books are the Golden Retriever Mysteries In Dog We Trust and The Kingdom of Dog, as well as the novels GayLife.com, Mi Amor, and The Outhouse Gang and and the novella The Guardian Angel of South Beach.
Plakcy is a journalist and book reviewer as well as an assistant professor of English at Broward College’s south campus in Pembroke Pines. He is president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a member of Sisters in Crime.
He edited Paws & Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog and the gay erotic anthologies Hard Hats, Surfer Boys and Skater Boys (2010). His erotic stories have been collected in four ebook editions: Tough Guy Erotica, Romantic Erotica, Three Lambs: Erotic Tales of a Gay Frat, and Pledge Class and Other College Boy Erotica.
on June 23, 2011 :
This is one book I really missed when I finishes it. The characters and the dog are so real I wanted to keep being part of their lives. This is a must read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on June 17, 2010 :
If you’re looking for a murder mystery that will “wow” you, then you must add Neil Plakcy’s In Dog We Trust to your reading list. There is nothing not to like about this excellent story. Mr. Plakcy creates his lead character, Steve Levitan, an ex-con previously imprisoned for computer hacking, as someone you find yourself pulling for throughout the entire book. And if a likeable parolee isn’t enough, then add to the mix a remarkable golden retriever named Rochester, who adopts Steve after his owner is murdered, and who sniffs out enough clues to keep Steve on track while he tries to solve the mystery. The characters are real and believable and the action never falters. But, perhaps, most endearing is the relationship between Steve and Rochester and how, through the love of a dog, Steve begins to turn his life around. This reviewer hopes In Dog We Trust is the first of many more to come in this highly-entertaining series.
(reviewed long after purchase)